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CLEAR SPRING

WARM + CLEAR

Also referred to as Bright Spring is the WARM + CLEAR season. Their colors are bright and vivid. Think tropical landscapes and flower fields.

Color Dimensions

You are a Clear Spring or a Bright Spring, if your features create either an opposites type of contrast or if they are very saturated and defined. The main color aspect of a Clear type is its Chroma level, in the sense of how saturated they are.

If you remember when we were talking about color dimensions, you will remember that tone and saturation were determined on a grayscale, so there would be nothing muted or blended about a Clear Spring.

CONTRAST AND SATURATION

There are two types of contrast that will indicate if this is your type.

 

The first one is being a mix of opposites. For example, if your skin and eyes are opposites, like having very dark skin and light eyes. Or if your skin and hair are opposites, like having dark skin and light hair or having light skin and dark hair.

 

The second one would be having a high saturation level, this is a very important aspect to look at if you do not have a high contrast level, for example, dark skin and dark eyes. If you have bright, saturated, and defined features, you will be able to handle intense colors.

 

That is why very dark people look great in bright colors, not because they have a high contrast level. If you have very dark skin and very dark eyes and hair, you have a low contrast level. Some stylists might tell that it is because of the contrast that their skin makes with the whites of the eyes and teeth, but that doesn’t actually play much into it, your eyes can be slightly more yellow, and you will still look good in bright colors if your features are very saturated. Also, two people can have the same skin tone and the same intensity of white in their eyes, but one can be muted and the other one saturated.

VALUE

The default is a medium value level, depending on the coloring on the person it can be slightly lighter or darker, but since it is a tertiary feature, it won’t be a lot.

HUE AND TEMPERATURE

As a warm season, you will look your best in warm colors. If you are neutral warm, then your colors will be warm, but not extremely warm and you can also wear some cooler colors.

If you feel like this might be your type you must be able to wear bright colors. See if you look good in colors such as true yellow, true orange, and true red. Since you are CLEAR + WARM, the opposite would be MUTED + COOL, try to see if your worst colors are grey, pale pink, and pale blue.

Is this the right season for me?

CLEAR SPRING VS. CLEAR WINTER

Your sister palette is the Clear Winter palette, you can borrow the warmer colors from it. Let's also remember that since your two main color characteristics are WARM and CLEAR, when you want to wear colors that are not from your palette, they should match one of those. For example, if you want to wear a cool color, it should be bright, and if you want to wear a muted color, it should be warm, still, these won't be the best hues for you; also, try to avoid wearing them near from your face.

CLEAR SPRING VS. DARK AUTUMN

We already established that Bright Winter is your sister palette, now let's talk a bit about your cousin palette, Dark Autumn. They are both the high contrast types of their respective seasons, but the colors of a Clear Spring will be brighter and a bit lighter, and the colors of a Dark Autumn will have more depth and be a bit more toned down. For example, red vs burgundy or yellow vs mustard.

More resources for Clear Springs

DYI color season guide

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Colors for Bright Springs

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  • What you want to do is replicate your warmth and brightness in your colors. This is why your colors will have a tropical vibe.

  • If you can wear neons without being upstaged by them, you are definitely a Clear Spring. However, not all Clear Springs will wear neons, wearing very bright colors can be enough.

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  • Most of the time neutral colors won't be bright, but what you need is to wear neutrals that are warm and not muted. Instead of white, black, and grey, go for cream, brown, and navy.

  • Your accent colors are a mix of spring greens, yellows and golden hues, oranges, reds, peach, and warm pinks. You can also wear blue, as long as it is a bright and slightly warmer version of it.

Wet Flower

COCOA STYLING'S
CLEAR SPRING EXAMPLES

*Keep in mind lighting affects how skin might look, so we might move some celebrities to the cooler or warmer counterpart. It’s very useful when they post their makeup routines because they mention their foundation shade letting us know if they are warm, cool, or neutral.*

JAKIE AINA

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KERRY WASHINGTON

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KIITANA

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SAANA LATHAN

JILL SCOTT

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JANELLE MONAE

SAM ADEGOKE

NORMANI

DONALD GLOVER

MEGAN THEE STALLION

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TAYE DIGGS

JANVI KAPOOR

SONAM K AHUJA

MICAHEL B JORDAN

JASON W GEORGE

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JAMIE CHUNG

NAYEON

FEI FEI SUN

YOON YOUNG BAE

NI NI

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